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Productivity / Performance

Get back to normal, minus the telework stigma

05/18/2021
Telework saved countless organizations during the pandemic. Remote work shed its occasional stigma as a privilege or a grudging accommodation of special-case employees. But as the covid crisis winds down, backlash against telework has begun to surface again.

Here, there, everywhere: Foster harmony and productivity with a hybrid workforce

04/22/2021
Flexible, hybrid arrangements allow for better safety precautions and relieve some of the chaos experienced by working parents with children e-learning at home. For managers, however, the set-up can prove a major headache. How can leaders improve the harmony of a hybrid workforce and perhaps save their own sanity?

As pandemic eases, which employees should you bring back into the workplace?

04/15/2021
Many employees who were sent home at the start of the pandemic are in no rush to return to the workplace full time. The “when” and “who” and “where” of returning your workers requires looking at these key questions, according to attorney Jon Hyman.

What causes conflict between remote employees?

03/25/2021
The top cause of conflict among remote employees stems from “lack of transparency or honesty about something important,” followed by “clash of values” and “false accusations,” according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. remote employees by MyPerfectResume.

Employers weigh permanent work-from-home option

03/23/2021
The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that many employees perform perfectly well when working remotely, so much so that companies are already hatching plans to make working from home permanent.

America’s 20 hardest-working cities ranked

03/02/2021
Take five, Anchorage! You’re the nation’s hardest-working city, according to a new study by personal-finance website WalletHub.

Unproductive? Yes! Should you embrace March Madness anyway?

03/02/2021
Last year, the coronavirus pandemic led to cancellation of the NCAA men’s college basketball championship tournament. March Madness is back for 2021, reviving annual concerns that the games will distract employees and sap productivity. Might we suggest the workplace faces more pressing problems?

Workplace unity: Keeping the peace amid strong opinions and emotions

02/12/2021
What can managers do to promote office peace and lessen the risk of threatening rhetoric occurring?

The ABC’s of documentation

02/12/2021
Many managers don’t enjoy documenting employee performance, but it’s crucial if you have to defend a decision to terminate an employee, or recommend him or her for promotion. Don’t take any chances with your record-keeping responsibilities. Here’s what to keep in mind.

Remote work could save U.S. employers $500B per year

02/09/2021
“The Business Case for Remote Work” says a typical U.S. employer can save $11,000 per year for each employee who works remotely two to three days a week.